Color the World Orange 2016 – CRPS Awareness
It all starts with an idea. That’s how our friends over at Color the World Orange became successful. They had an idea and acted upon it. Now, we are approaching the 3rd Annual Color the World Orange Day on November 7, 2016!
Color the World Orange is a day of worldwide awareness for CRPS. Taking place on the first Monday in November, Color the World Orange encourages members of the CRPS/RSD community to take action. Whether people are getting their friends and family to wear orange to school or work, or if they are getting proclamations for their city/state, every part of Color the World Orange helps make a difference. This year, Color the World Orange is even listed on the National Day Calendar! This has become one of the most important days during CRPS Awareness Month.
If you visit the Color the World Orange Facebook page, you can find listings of all the different landmarks and buildings that will be illuminated orange to help raise awareness. It is a great resource to learn how you can make a difference. There is a resource for getting your local media involved as well as details for getting a proclamation made for your city or state. Currently, the states that have granted CRPS/RSD proclamations include: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Several cities and counties also have granted proclamations, which you can see by clicking here.
Color the World Orange also acts as a great fundraising project for CRPS/RSD. Done through FirstGiving, Color the World Orange donates all their proceeds to RSDSA. To create a page, or to donate, you can click here.
What Can I Do To Help?
Contact your local media by using the template found on the Color the World Orange Facebook page (click here).
Download the Color the World Orange pamphlet here.
Download the Color the World Orange sign here.
Purchase items through the Color the World Orange Zazzle store.
Purchase a Color the World Orange Bravelets item through this site.
Spread the word on social media using #CRPSOrangeDay
Here is a list of the buildings/places that will be illuminated orange for Color the World Orange:
Retirement Systems of Alabama Building in Mobile, Alabama – Nov. 7
Retirement Systems of Alabama Building in Montgomery, Alabama – Nov. 7
SunTrust Bank Building in Tampa, Florida – Nov. 7
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye in Orlando, Florida – Nov. 7
Skyview Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia – Nov. 7
IPL Building in Indianapolis, Indiana – Nov. 7
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Nov. 7
The Boston, Massachusetts Harbor Hotel – Nov. 7
Lights on France Avenue in Edina, Minnesota – Nov. 7
The 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Nov. 7
Niagara Falls – Nov. 28 – 10pm for 15 minutes
Con Edison Clock Tower in New York City – Nov. 7
Dome of the Nassau County, NY Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building – Nov. 7
FDR Mid Hudson Bridge Lights – Nov. 7
Peace Bridge, which spans Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario Canada and Buffalo New York – Nov. 7 – starting at dusk until 1 am
Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina – Nov. 7
Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio – Nov. 7
Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City – Oct. 31 – Nov. 4
Emery Towers in Bradford, Pennsylvania – Nov. 7
South Street Bridge in Saegertown, Pennsylvania – Nov. 7
The Crazy Horse Memorial – Nov. 7
Houston, Texas City Hall – Nov. 7
Bank of America Plaza in Dallas, Texas – Nov. 7
Niagara Falls – Nov. 28 at 10 pm for 15 mins
Peace Bridge – Nov. 7 – starting at dusk until 1 am
BC Place in Vancouver – Nov. 7
Calgary Tower – Nov. 7
Port Coquitlam City Hall in British Columbia – Nov. 7
High Level Bridge in Edmonton – Nov. 8
Trafalgar Square – Nov. 7
Central Library in Swindon Town Centre – Nov. 7
Blackpool Tower in Blackpool – Nov. 7
How are you going to Color the World Orange?